Scottish game ranger student critical after goring by black rhino
A Scottish game ranging student has been critically injured in an encounter with a black rhino in northern Zululand.
According to IPSS Medical Rescue, the student was training on foot at an undisclosed game farm in KwaZulu-Natal when he was trampled and gored by the rhino.
The incident occurred on Wednesday and prompted a search and rescue operation by IPSS as well as anti-poaching units in the area.
The student was found and transported by road in critical condition by KZN Private EMS.
Unlike white rhino, black rhino are solitary and territorial — becoming extremely aggressive if approached.